The Seasiders head to St Andrews holding a 1-0, first-leg lead and are odds-on to book a place at Wembley as a result but the Blues, an 11/8 chance at Betfred, have an outstanding record on their own patch and will be confident that they can stay in the hunt for promotion in what is a finely poised tie.
City suffered only one defeat in front of their own supporters all season and can count Ian Holloway’s men among their home scalps having hammered them 3-0 back in December. They’re deserving of their status as William Hill’s 10/11 second-leg favourites then and can justify it by getting the better of Blackpool in a potential thriller.
A failure to bag an away goal means Chris Hughton’s charges need to prevail by two clear goals to progress and they can be backed to do just that in the handicaps, where Blue Square quote make them start a goal in arrears at 13/5.
Birmingham (-1) to beat Blackpool – 13/5 (Blue Square)